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Four week old silkies outside?

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I have two four week old silkie chicks. If the outside temp is in the 80's, can they safely be outside without a heat lamp? Are they old enough to not have a heat lamp inside my garage where their brooder is?
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I'd say they're diffidently old enough to be outside, just got to make sure it's warm enough.  I'd keep the heat lamp in the garage still.  Just a little longer!  

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At 4 weeks they should be used to 70-80 degrees if you have stepped down the heat and raised your lamp. I wouldn't use it anymore during the day. At night it depends on what they are used to and what temperature it is in the brooder. I will usually run the light for another week or two at night unless it's warmer than the temperature they should be at.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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